PM: Everyone must serve, change will be historic

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 8, 2012 10:09

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasized that everyone must perform some form of national service and that those who do not will face negative consequences, speaking to a Likud faction meeting on Sunday.

The new law, to replace the Tal Law, must change the current reality by raising the number of people who serve, Netanyahu said, adding that it "must be done responsibly in order to preserve national unity."

"Everyone needs to carry the (national service) burden," he said. "We will provide positive incentives to those who serves and negative ones to those who evade service."

Declaring that the new legislation will be a historic change, the prime minister said the subject is finally being addressed 64 years after it was not dealt with properly.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 25, 2018
Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

By REUTERS